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Another article that caught my eye in this month’s Military Review was this one by Dr. Cora Sol Goldstein (.pdf) titled, A Strategic Failure: American Information Control Policy in Occupied Iraq. It’s a fascinating read about the ways in which our decision to define the mission in Iraq as a liberation, as opposed to an occupation of a defeated enemy, led to lax media policies that encouraged a free press and undermined our monopoly on information. From an operational perspective, the article makes perfect sense, even if it is downright jarring to an American ear unused to the idea of […]


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